• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S DEEPEST DIVING SUBMARINE, CAPABLE OF GOING THREE MILES DEEP, WILL GO INTO SERVICE THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S DEEPEST DIVING SUBMARINE, CAPABLE OF GOING THREE MILES DEEP, WILL GO INTO SERVICE THIS YEAR. THE 51-FEET (15.545 METRES) ALUMINUM CRAFT BELONGS NOT TO A MAJOR MILITARY POWER, BUT TO A PRIVATE AMERICAN COMPANY. BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE WITH THE U.S. NAVY, THE BUILDERS WILL NOT BE HANDING THE COMPLETED VESSEL OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES.

    BUILDER OF THE "ALUMINAUT"--J. LOUIS REYNOLDS OF THE REYNOLDS INTERNATIONAL IC. -- NOW PLANS TO FORM AN UNDERWATER SALVAGE COMPANY TO MAKE PRACTICAL USE OF THE 3 MILLION DOLLAR CRAFT. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF CARGOES ARE SCATTERED OVER THE SEA BED, JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND AND COLLECTED THE REYNOLDS FIRM THINK THEY CAN USE THE DEEP-DIVING SUBMARINE TO FIND THESE VALUABLE HAULS. REMOTE CONTROL SALVAGING EQUIPMENT IS TO BE DEVELOPED FOR THE NEW SUBMARINE. IT IS NOW IN GROTON, CONNECTICUT FOR FINAL FITTING OUT.

    ALTHOUGH THE ALUMINAUT WILL TRAVEL FAR DEEPER THAN ANY OTHER UNDER WATER CRAFT, INCLUDING NUCLEAR SUBMARINES, IT DOES NOT COMPARE IN THE OTHER WAYS. TOP SPEED WILL BE ABOUT TOUR KNOTS, RANGE 100 MILES AND MAXIMUM SUBMERGE TIME IS 32 HOURS. THE SUBMARINE WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH TELEVISION AND SONAR RECONNAISSANCE GEAR, AND UNDERWATER PORTHOLES OF VISUAL OBSERVATION. A CREW OF SIX MEN IS TO BE RECRUITED, AND THEY WILL PROBABLY BE CHOSEN FORM A NUMBER OF EX-NAVY MEN.

    TEST DIVES FOR THE ALUMINAUT WILL TAKE PLACE OFF THE CONNECTICUT COAST IN JULY; IF SUCCESSFUL, SALVAGE OPERATIONS WILL BEGIN A FEW MONTHS LATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4OX4ARRKO5XFY86AINH83W2J1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OX4ARRKO5XFY86AINH83W2J1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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